Deceive Inc., the brand new game from Candy Bandits Studios and Killing Ground studio Tripwire Interactive, is holding a cross-platform open beta this weekend, giving everybody an opportunity to see what it is all about forward of its full launch on March 21.
As we noticed on the PC Gaming Show in 2022, Deceive Inc. is an extraction shooter that appears one thing like a cross between Deathloop and Prop Hunt, with a powerful faux-’70s spy thriller vibe. The aim is easy sufficient—infiltrate a location, steal the target, and get out—however the course of is difficult by the presence of 11 different brokers, working solo or in groups of three, all making an attempt to do the identical factor.
Every agent in Deceive Inc. has a novel weapon and skillset, together with varied talents and devices, like a bulletproof umbrella or large inflatable mat. They’re additionally all outfitted with a “high-tech holographic watch” that allows them to disguise themselves as different individuals or objects and mix right into a room or crowd till such time as they’re able to make a move.
We stated final yr that “you may must preserve a low profile” in an effort to get the job achieved, however based mostly on the video above I get the impression that is not completely true: Holding issues cool is clearly a good suggestion, however it’s in all probability extra necessary to be prepared for when issues inevitably go sideways.
The Deceive Inc. open beta will embrace all eight brokers that will probably be within the game at launch, and two “distinctive” maps, Exhausting Promote and Aromatic Shore. It is set to go stay at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on Steam and the Epic Video games Retailer (it is also coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X-S, if that is your factor) and can run till the identical time on March 13.